SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2009 - Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, today announced that registration is now open for the 11th Annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference, Sept. 23-25, 2009 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, where the "who's who" of franchise development will be gathered to network, connect with peers and share their strategies of success.
"This is the premier franchise sales and development event of the year, and offers attendees the opportunity to network with the most exclusive group of franchisor executives in the nation, as well as to exchange ideas and advice with peers, mentors and experts," said Therese Thilgen, president of FUMG.
This year's theme is "Mission Possible." The three-day event delivers an exciting combination of presentations from leading franchisors, intimate, peer-to-peer problem-solving workshops and roundtables, and a networking area that showcases the latest products and services from the industry's leading partners and suppliers. Keynote speaker and celebrated business author, Jason Jennings, will share the tactics implemented by the 10 American CEOs who created the greatest amount of economic value since 2000.
"Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn ways to extend their brand, create new business and increase revenue that will help them not just to withstand the current economic climate, but to move out ahead," Thilgen said. "We are bringing together top-level development forces to lead and overcome growth issues franchisors are facing today, for greater recruitment success in 2010."
For more information about the conference, including opportunities for Preferred and Early Bird rate discounts, please visit www.FranchiseDevelopmentConference.com. Preferred rates are available to those who register by June 30, and Early Bird rates are offered until July 31.
Founded in 1988, Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG) produces online franchise sites, magazines, research, books and conferences in franchising. Targeting franchise audiences online, in print and in person, FUMG delivers a unique combination of education and lead-generation sources that helps franchisors, multi-unit franchisees and suppliers achieve their growth objectives. For more information, please visit www.franchiseupdatemedia.com.
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